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Osteopathic Schools

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Nina, Nov 22, 1998.

  1. Nina

    Nina New Member

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    Of the 15 Osteopathic Schools in the U.S., which are considered the best? Please tell me your opinion or of any ratings you have heard of. Thanks.
     
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  3. Gregory Gulick

    Gregory Gulick Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    First, you got your hands on some outdated information somewhere. There are 19 osteopathic medical schools.

    Also, as far as ratings... I must ask, ratings for what? This is not an easy question because there are a million criteria that could be used to assess the different schools. Just some of the criteria could be:

    * Stats of matriculants.
    * Percentage of primary care physicians produced.
    * Acceptance of minorities.
    * Board exam scores.
    * Student quality of life.
    * Number of full-time faculty.
    * Rotation sites.
    * Research exposure.
    * Early clinical exposure.
    * Residency placement.
    * Opportunity for extracurricular involvement.
    * Tuition.

    You see, it is a difficult to decide on which criteria to use and how much weight to assign to the different criteria. I recommend to others that they write the schools they are interested in, get some fact sheets, read some books that have statistics on different medical schools and begin to formulate your own criteria. For me, my own criteria includes such subjective things as "Proximity to family" and "geriatric opportunities." It is time consuming to do this, but somewhat enjoyable. Best of all, the school you will decide on will be the school that fits YOU best, not the school SOMEONE ELSE thinks is best.

    Please jump out to the "Everyone" forum and read my response to this same question.

    Gregory Gulick
    http://www.osteopathic.net/gregory
     
  4. Retin0

    Retin0

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    So which are considered the best? Thanks.
     
  5. UrshumMurshum

    UrshumMurshum 2+ Year Member

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    This thread is literally 14 years old.

    Do you even remember what you were doing 14 years ago?
     
  6. Chemistry Cat 3.0

    Chemistry Cat 3.0 Cylon Model 21 Rocket Scientist PhD Classifieds Approved 5+ Year Member

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    I think residency placement is the most important one.
     
  7. Chemistry Cat 3.0

    Chemistry Cat 3.0 Cylon Model 21 Rocket Scientist PhD Classifieds Approved 5+ Year Member

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    Oh wow...you're right, this thread was from 14 years ago...:eek:
     
  8. MedPR

    MedPR Banned

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    Retin0 = uber troll :laugh:
     
  9. FrkyBgStok

    FrkyBgStok 10+ Year Member

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    haha. when i saw 15 osteo schools it set off some alarms. props for searching though.
     
  10. Retin0

    Retin0

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    Not so fast... That was a legit question that has never received a satisfactory answer. There is much to learn from the oldies.

    01-21-1999
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  11. dutchie000

    dutchie000 2+ Year Member

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    I was still sucking my thumb while these kids were applying to med school hahaha
     

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